Sourced from among smallholder producers associated with the METAD Agricultural Development PLC, Chelchele owes its distinct complexity and clarity to not only meticulous processing featuring a state-of-the-art Penagos demucilager; but the staggering altitudes and mystical terroir surrounding the Worka Kebele in Gedeb. It's needless to say, we're pretty head-over-heels for coffees hailing from this small but mighty community.
Upon delivery of ripe, heirloom coffee cherries; seeds are pulped and demucilaged before undergoing a 24 soak in concrete tanks. After soaking, seeds are transferred directly to raised beds for sorting and sun-drying. It’s thanks to the Penagos ecopulper that these coffees can boast the intricate florals characteristic of Southern Ethiopian coffees using a mere fraction the amount of water as is standard.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.